Thursday, April 19th 2012

ASUS G55VW (Ivy Bridge-Based) Gaming Laptop Up for Pre-Order

Not waiting on Intel to launch its Ivy Bridge line-up, HIDevolution.com has went ahead and put up a pre-order page for the ASUS G55VW-DS71 gaming laptop which is powered by the Core i7-3610M processor. Beside packing a 3rd-generation Core chip, ASUS' new ROG-branded mobile machine features a 15.6-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) display, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M 2 GB graphics card, up to 16 GB of RAM, and up to three storage drives (HDD, HHD, SSD options are available).

The G55VW-DS71 also has Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, an 8-in-1 card reader, a 2.0 megapixel webcam, a HDMI output, a Thunderbolt port, one USB 3.0 connector, and an 8-cell (5200 mAh / 75 Whr) battery. ASUS' laptop runs Windows 7 (Home Premium or Ultimate) and starts at $1,475.

Source: Laptoping
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8 Comments on ASUS G55VW (Ivy Bridge-Based) Gaming Laptop Up for Pre-Order

#1
hhumas
if I had money i would pre order it
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NC37
Can honestly say I've never liked that case design. Reminds me of a toilet seat for some reason. But, always gotta give them props for those specs.
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THE_EGG
by: NC37
Can honestly say I've never liked that case design. Reminds me of a toilet seat for some reason. But, always gotta give them props for those specs.
:/ I suppose this toilet seat doesn't have a hole so that would suck if you mistook it for a toilet. I see where you're coming from though.

Sure has been a while since they have upgraded the G5X series (15" model). I still have ye olde G53JW.
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#4
Huddo93
yeah, wish they went for a more conventional case design.. Sure, keep the same lines and rugged design, but please do get rid of the ugly screen lid! Waiting for the same specs for a MSI equivlent... just because I prefer the aesthetics!
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#5
Play3r
i am going for a clevo ivy bridge. i would say they have the more conventional case downpat
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#7
NinkobEi
Nice. It would be easy to bump the cost of that thing to $3k though.
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#8
15th Warlock
I've been meaning to replace my good old ROG G50VT for a while now, I added a 128GB SSD as a boot drive to it, and it made things considerably faster than the old 5400 RPM 320GBs HDD, which I kept for games, but I'm afraid the old lad just doesn't cut it anymore...

This seems like a fantastic replacement option, an i7 IB CPU coupled to a GTX 660M should be able to drive that beautiful 1080p panel at full details in most current games, and a 15.6" form factor is the ideal size to me, I was looking at the specs and can add a Momentus XT hybrid drive for only $25 more, and couple that to an SSD boot drive in the future for an optimum performing system. Even adding a bluray drive option doesn't drive the cost over $1,600.

The price is not bad for what you get, been looking at the Alienware R14 for a while, but it doesn't offer any IB and Kepler options yet, and adding a bluray drive and a few extras will drive the price through the roof. I think Asus has a winner here.
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